Archive for the ‘Dreamscape’ Category

Website Issues: Good News

January 5th, 2024

After issues with database connectivity through December, Christmas and the first few days of 2024, I’m happy to report that we have managed to sort the problems. Dreamscape should be working properly again – Thanks for your patience.

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Dreamscape: A Website… In Locomotion!

January 2nd, 2024

On 10th March, this year, Dreamscape will enter it’s 25th year online – which I’m astounded by, the time has passed so quickly and a lot has happened, but I’m particularly proud that Dreamscape has always been an active website, with constant updates. This site was started in the internet’s infancy and predominantly as a way of supporting Toyah’s career when no one else seemed to be. Over the years it’s been a delight to see Toyah’s popularity grow and grow online to the point where a fan website isn’t actually necessary, but I continue with Dreamscape, essentially because I love doing this as a hobby and celebration of my all-time favourite music artist!, but also we still welcome a lot of visitors each and every day, so we haven’t yet become irrelevant. The week leading up to Christmas, Dreamscape – despite technical issues – had well over 8000 page views!

NB. Apologies the site has been a bit wobbly since the beginning of December. It’s an ongoing issue with the database and I’ve been working on sorting this and also have some changes planned – yes, I know I said that this time last year…

Happy New Year… From Dreamscape

January 1st, 2024

All the very best for 2024!

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Website Issues – Apologies!

December 30th, 2023

NB. Apologies to anyone who has been experiencing connection issues with Dreamscape recently. I’ll be looking into the database error in the New Year. Refreshing the url will help you connect at the moment!

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A Very Merry Christmas Eve Eve From Dreamscape!

December 23rd, 2023

Welcome to Christmas Eve Eve. One of the best days of the year for many people, and it has always been my favourite day of all 365 days of the year!

There’s always just a magical feeling in the air, after the build up through December.

I want to say Merry Christmas and Thank You to each and every person who has visited this website in 2023, and over the past 24 years… Click below to view more Toyah content from a fan perspective at Instagram.

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Dreamscape: A Very Merry Run Up To Christmas!

December 10th, 2023

Introducing my giant Dreamscape Christmas card… To wish everyone a great run up to Christmas, I thought I’d feature one of Toyah’s inspirational, beautiful images from 1981, in huge Christmas card form as a way of starting things off.

In a 45+ year career of ground breaking, outstanding, pioneering visual creativity this is up there with the best of Toyah’s iconic images.

Christmas is a great season, but the run up is the really special time for many, so please enjoy the next two weeks. It always feels like there is something magical in the air while heading towards Christmas Eve and the 25th. So, here is to the next two weeks of wonderment, fun, surprises and joy… Merry Christmas Run Up!

Site News: A New Dreamscape Is Coming!

January 12th, 2023

Dreamscape goes into its 24th year online in March and I’m currently working on revamping the website. Right now the idea is to completely change the look/format, which I find slightly scary/daunting, but I think it really is time for a radical change as I’ve been using this layout since 2012. During the 12 years before that I altered the format every couple of years.

This is, obviously, going to take a while as we have a huge archive that needs to be reformatted, or at least included in the new website in some form, as I’ve always considered the archives to be a really important aspect of any website. I’m also thinking of a way to incorporate the fanzine in some way.

So, the changes aren’t going to happen immediately but just a heads up that the changes will be happening…

Dreamscape Runs To The Water’s Edge…

April 10th, 2022

This website flew (almost like a Bird in Flight!) into it’s 23rd year online last month. I started creating Dreamscape in the late 1990s, while I was also, slowly, teaching myself how to build a website with basic html. So I like to think of this website as existing in two millennia… even though it didn’t actually go live until March 2000, after a failed launch in late 1999!

I’ve thought about changing the website – It’s not one of those flashy “with bells on” sites but it does the job it’s supposed to do well I think, and I worry changing it to one of those websites would spoil it. Who knows…

I always said – as certain people like to remind me – I’d stop running a fansite (or a fanzine!) at 50, but I’m now the ripe young age of 54 with no plans, anytime soon, of stopping!!! (NB: I’m hoping to bring the News Archive up to date, at some point this year, by adding links to each of the past 18 months of news that hasn’t been “”archived” yet!)

Dreamscape Toyah Features: Dive In… Be Rescued!

August 23rd, 2020

Dreamscape has 20+ years of Toyah news in our archives, but this isn’t only a news site – There are also tons of retro, and not so retro, Toyah career features – celebrating albums, eras, releases, significant Toyah “moments” and much more – to browse and read!

Dreamscape 20: Our (Weird) 21st Year Online!

August 23rd, 2020

Didn’t expect our 21st year online to have been quite like this… Lockdown, masks and staying home! But there’s still been plenty of Toyah news (and newsy bits!) to post… I’ve been doing that for two decades now and the idea of not doing it feels slightly weird! I always said I’d stop running a fansite at 50, but I’m now just about to hit 53 with no plans, just yet, of stopping!!!

Toyah.Net: You Tubing with Dreamscape

June 10th, 2020

Re-uploaded to this website’s You Tube channel recently, Sky Trax – The 1985 Toyah Special; a great Minx-era interview; and BBC Breakfast Time, a much shorter but still interesting Desire-era interview. These uploads have both been edited to remove all music from them, which was the reason they were originally made unavailable by You Tube.

Lots of other quirky clips and footage have also been added to our channel: Toyah, Superhits, Monster Munch 80s adverts, and more! Click below to visit and/or subscribe!

Dreamscape: Website Restored

May 7th, 2020

After almost three weeks of work and hassle this website has been sorted and restored to the format which works best. The database was also saved, meaning the past eight years of Toyah news in this format are also restored. I quite liked the temporary version but this permanent format uses advanced functions to categorise and tag news posts, something Toyah’s eclectic and busy career needs. (Some photos from 2012 are still missing. I’m working on fixing this)

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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

July 27th, 2015

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for June 2015 has now been archived. Click below to browse the past – 15-and-a-half years of Toyah news, updates and info


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

June 4th, 2015

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for April and May 2015 has now been “archived” – Browse over 15 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and much more in the News Archive.


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Dreamscape: A Brief History Of The Site

April 27th, 2015

Now and then (!!), someone asks about the history of this website – So here, with no expense spared and in association with Blowing Yer Own Trumpet Productions, it is…


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

April 5th, 2015

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for January – March 2015 has now been “archived” – Not sure how I’ve found the time over the years, but there’s now over 15 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and much more in the News Archive. 1000′s of news posts to browse.


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

January 13th, 2015

Toyah news for November/December has now been archived. Click below to browse the past.


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

November 7th, 2014

Our Toyah news for October has now been added to the News Archive. Click below to browse.


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

September 20th, 2014

Check out Dreamscape’s updated Toyah News Archive –  14.5 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and more. Literally 1000′s of news posts – Bonkers!!


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Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

July 12th, 2014

Check out Dreamscape’s Toyah News Archive – Over 14 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and more. Literally 1000’s of news posts – Crazy but true!!


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Toyah @ Christmas: Dreamscape’s Festive 50

December 1st, 2012

Welcome to December!

A couple of years ago Dreamscape compiled the ‘Toyah Festive 50’. A tinseltastic half tonne of Yuletide related Toyah facts, figures and trivia. Revisit the full rundown here.

Why was Toyah Scarlett at Christmas? … Who would be her dream dining companion? … Just how many town’s lights did Toyah switch on at Christmas 2003?…

What were Toyah and Tony Robinson doing at Christmas 1988? … Which other programmes were aired the Christmas Eve night that Toyah’s legendary Theatre Royal, Drury Lane concert was watched by millions on BBC2?

Discover the answer to these and much more in our Toyah @ Christmas information overload! Completely unecessary but a lot of fun nonetheless!